Chapel at Corban
Vision: For members of Corban University to stand together as one community dedicated to the LORD, to hear and respond to His word to us
In Nehemiah 8:1-8 (NKJV) the people of God gather “as one man” (8:1) in the open square to hear and respond to the word of the LORD: “and the people stood in their place. So they read distinctly from the book, in the Law of God; and they gave the sense, and helped them to understand the reading” (8:7-8). Corban’s vision for chapel places a similar priority on the gathering together of the community to occupy a shared place dedicated to hearing and responding to the LORD. Each member, whether student, staff, faculty, administrator, or chapel guest, is a valued participant in the process of hearing, understanding, and responding to what God is teaching us.
Part of Corban’s character as a Christian university is reflected and communicated in its chapel program. Chapel provides a recurring and reliable time in the rhythm of campus life for all members to pause and join together for worship. Chapel takes place every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00-10:50 a.m. Leadership of the chapel program is provided by the chapel committee, which consists of the: President, Provost, Vice President for Student Life, Chapel Coordinator, and representatives from the students, faculty, and staff.
Purpose: To create time and space for the Corban community to grow together spiritually through:
- corporately worshipping God
- hearing the testimonies and scholarship of the Corban community and its members
- learning from Christian leaders from a variety of fields
- cultivating awareness of local and global service opportunities
- responding to what the Lord is saying to the community through all of the above practices
Chapel Schedule Features for 2013-2014:
- Hearing the Stories Among Us – a series of chapels throughout the year dedicated to hearing the stories of God’s work in the lives of various Corban students, faculty, staff, and administrators
- Special emphases – consecutive chapels that emphasize a common theme, topic, or discipline; a number of special emphases will be held during the year
- Local and global Christian leaders from a variety of fields
- ASB and other student-led chapels
- Worshipping through song, prayer, and Scripture reading